Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The veteran Roseville state lawmaker says some proposed investments are good.
Sen. John Marty said he generally supports Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed state budget and tax plan, saying it includes a needed boost for education spending. "I have looked at bits and pieces (of Dayton's plan) and overall I like the direction," said Marty, a DFLer from Roseville. "He (Dayton) is making wise investment in education, not only in early eduction but in higher education." Marty contended that Minnesota hasn't done well, in recent years, in spending for higher education and, as a result, the state's competitive standing has fallen. (Click on to this link to see a blog from s staffer at 20/20.) "When you let yourself slide, you hurt yourself in the long run," Marty said, who added that he likes "a lot" of what is in …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
See which goods and services would be taxed more, less or not at all in Minnesota under the governor's proposed changes.
For Roseville news and information, _subscribe to our free newsletter. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us _on Twitter. Here are three lists the Minnesota Department of Revenue released Thursday night, according to Morning Take (click on PDF thumbnails at right to display lists): Which changes would affect you? Which would have an effect on businesses in Fridley or the community more broadly? Leave a comment with an example below. Related posts:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Take our poll; then click on to our Patch stories below to see what legislators and others are saying.
Gov. Mark Dayton this week unveiled a proposed state budget and tax plan that would, among other things, lower Minnesota's sales tax from 6.875 percent to 5.5 percent but broaden it to cover more items such as higher-priced clothing, car repairs and other services. In his quest to avoid a projected $1.1 billion revenue shortfall, Dayton said his plan also includes raising the income on some groups of taxpayers (such as the state's 2 percent of highest-income earners). He is proposing to reduce property taxes and cut the corporate tax rate on businesses. (To see a Patch story and UpTake video of Dayton's speech, click on this link.) Bottom line: The governor said he wants to provide property tax relief, boost funding for K-12 education, …